TRACK THE CURSE: The New Land: CD

Death metal mayhem from Sam Williams III (Down By Law, Pseudo Heroes), Paul Pavlovich (ex-Assuck), TJ Weeks, and the mysterious Sinestro. This release tunes up with an instrumental entitled “Trudge of the Dammed” that would sound perfect on a Land of the Lost episode. “Dim Enclosure” (first heard on the Global Probing compilation) rocks—hard. Sam and Paul trade off vocals on most tracks. Two songs feature co-vocals: “SerpentineCity” and “Undividual.” Not all the tunes are full-on thrash, however. “Mannequin” and “Empty Man” sound like roughed up Pseudo Heroes songs. There are even some pleasant keyboard flourishes that Monty Oxymoron would love. Each song is bolstered by the potent one-two punch of the rhythm section. Fans of Killing Joke or Slayer should seek this out and glue it to your windshield so mere mortals will fear Track The Curse.

 –koepenick (Spins Good/1-2-3)